Fire Prevention Week Public Engagement

To mark Fire Prevention Week (October 9 - 15, 2016), volunteer fire department staff in all Wards will undertake a door-to-door awareness campaign to promote fire safety in the home.  

Firefighters will inspect residential smoke detectors and CO detectors (required where fuel burning apparatuses are installed) to verify they are functioning and installed as recommended.  Residents will also be asked to participate in a survey to document whether additional assistance at their home is requested of the fire department in the event of an emergency.  The survey is voluntary, and all information released is protected under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA).  

For more information from the Office of the Fire Marshal on Fire Prevention Week, read the provincial news release "Province Marks Fire Prevention Week: Ontario Fire Marshal Recommends Replacing Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years"

Contact Jim Runciman, Director of Fire Services at the Municipality of Greenstone at jim.runciman@greenstone.ca or Tel: (807) 854-1100 ext. 2007.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016